Ubiquiti Routers - OpenWRT Firmware


Ubiquiti Firmware Please select a model and download firmware. You have to match exact version to prevent issues


Do not flash a device that has AirOS firmware beyond v.5.5.10 or you will brick your device! You must first revert to version 5.5.10 and then flash OpenWrt.
Image Type
Download Factory SSL
Download Sysupgrade SSL
Before you flash device, check do you have a lower or equal version of AirOS 5.5. AirOS 5.6 or higher have changes on the u-boot and there is a possibility that you can't recover the stock firmware easily.
Image Type
Download Factory SSL
Download Sysupgrade SSL
Configuring Ubiquiti router with your Start Hotspot account - step by step instructions


Please reset router to factory settings to avoid problems with some previous configuration.
Flash the OpenWRT image you downloaded earlier using the firmware update utility in AirOS (make sure you're flashing the file that ends with -factory.bin or you will probably brick your router)
Connect your computer using LAN cable from the Ethernet port on your Laptop / PC to the PoE In port on the Ubiquiti AirGateway router.
Set static IP address in 192.168.1.x range
In the address bar of the web browser, enter and login using admin as username and password as password.
From the System tab using Choose File button navigate to location on your computer hard drive from where you will update firmware.
Click Upload button and then click the Ok button to proceed with the firmware update.
Once the process is complete, the device will reboot.
This process will take a few minutes.
After that you will need to reconnect LAN cable or to Disable/Enable NIC card in order to get new valid IP address in 192.168.45.x range from router.

Configuring parameters

Start your browser and in URL field type “http://router:8089”
In our example it is
Username : admin
Password : admin
Press Login button to access to Status tab.
On Status page you will see a MAC address of your OpenWRT router which will be used in the SignUp process.
After selecting your HotSpot name, select as HotSpot model OpenWRT, and add your MAC address from Status tab.
From Setup page configure your OpenWRT router. Be sure and set Autostart option. This option is not active by default.
Here you can set new Administrator password for access to the router setup and configuration. Save changes.
Enable WiFi, set SSID name and click Save.
As DNS Server select Custom and set
Please note, if the DNS IP address isn't, the whitelist will have no effect.
Select Network Protocol and Save changes
By default as Network Protocol is set DHCP, but you can choose Network Protocol based on your needs.
Our recommendation is to use DHCP Network Protocol.
When you finish setup, restart router to apply changes.
Cloud StartHotSpot Login page

If you need help with configuration, please go to starthotspot.com and contact our tech support. We'll be glad to help you.